Make a Splash

Sponsored by:

Wood River YMCA

Project Champion:

Margaret Kraft

What are the appropriate grade levels?


Is there a limit to the number of participants?

15 classrooms

The theme for this project is:

Water Safety, Aquatics, Recreation

Is there a deadline for this project?


Make-a-Splash is a national water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation in an effort to provide access to swim lessons, at no cost, for children across the country. It is a proactive approach to teaching basic swimming and safety skills to our youth and is currently reaching approximately three hundred 2nd graders in the Wood River Valley each school year. As Idaho has the second highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation, the Wood River Community YMCA has made it a priority to reverse this statistic at no cost to the participant.